The Virginia Living Museum is governed by a board of elected and appointed trustees. Appointed trustees represent the Museum’s two founding organizations, the Warwick Rotary Club and the Junior League of Hampton Roads, plus the Newport News City Council and School Board, Hampton City Council and School Board, and young professionals.
Board of Trustees
Alonzo R. Bell, Jr.
Principal Broker, Randolph Real Estate Services Co.
Bradford N. Patten
President, Alcove Corp.
Mark C. Hanna
Executive Vice President/Tidewater Regional President, EVB
James C. Burnett
Controller, W.M. Jordan Company, Inc.
Vice President, Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Carrier Construction, Newport News Shipbuilding
Stephen M. Abbitt
Managing Director, Abbitt Realty & Abbitt Management
Rebecca S. Aman
Attorney, Jones Blechman Woltz & Kelly, P.C.
Leonard A. Bennett, Esq.
Founding Partner, Consumer Litigation Associates, P.C.
Donald B. Brown
Wealth Management Advisor, Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co.
Senior Vice President of Finance, Ferguson Enterprises
Jeffrey R. Carlson, M.D.
President, OSC Orthopaedic & Spine Center
William H. Carr
Former Peninsula President, Monarch Bank
Erick A. Elliott
Director Operations, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, DBA Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Michelle T. Ferebee
Strategy and New Business Lead Aeronautics Research Directorate, NASA Langley Research Center
Philip J. Forbes IV
Partner, Mulkey, Forbes, Reid & Barton, PLC
Tommy A. Garner
President, Tommy Garner Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc.
Philip L. Hatchett
Managing Partner, Kaufman & Canoles, P.C.
Director, Tech Center, Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center
Nancy L. Levin
President, Newport Management Company, Inc.
Britney H. Maddux
CEO, Omni Title and Escrow, LLC
Ross A. Mugler
Commissioner of the Revenue, City of Hampton
Shawn E. Neighbor
Executive Director, Financial Advisor and Portfolio Management Director, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
President, Phillips Energy, Inc.
Senior Banking Advisor/Vice President, PNC Bank
Corporate Vice President of Compensation and Benefits, Huntington Ingalls Industries
Eric R. Wildemann
Business Developer, Capstone Corporation
Vice President Strategy, Marketing & Development, Riverside Health System
Assistant City Manager, Hampton
Lorraine K. Hall
The Junior League of Hampton Roads, Inc.
Cleon M. Long, P.E.
City of Newport News
The Honorable Martha M. Mugler
Hampton School Board
Newport News School Board
Charles C. Yost, Jr.
Board of Advisors
Many former trustees continue to serve the museum in an advisory capacity.
Carolyn S. Abbitt
Chairman of the Board, Abbitt Realty & Abbitt Management
CEO, National Exterminating, Inc.
Charles A. Banks III
Mari Ann Banks
John F. Biagas
CEO/President, Bay Electric Co., Inc.
Regina P. Brayboy
Executive Director, Suffolk Partnership for a Healthy Community
Thomas R. Brooks, C.P.A.
Dean S. Canavos
Co-President/Treasurer, Canavos Holdings, Inc.
Brian W. Caro
Jerome F. Clark
Retired, SunTrust Bank
Jerri Fuller Dickseski
Executive Vice President, Communications, Huntington Ingalls Industries
William B. Downey
President and Chief Executive Officer, Riverside Health System
William R. Ermatinger
Corporate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.
John H. Garrett III
Retired, Ferguson Enterprises, Inc.
John J. Gillespie, Jr.
Vice President of Marketing, American Standard Brands
Ralph M. Goldstein
Partner, Jones, Bleckman, Woltz & Kelly, P.C.
George R. Goodson, Jr.
Retired, Warwick Plumbing & Heating Corp.
William M. Grace
Retired, Grace Industries, Inc.
Mary Sherwood Holt
Chair, Newport News
President & Creative Director, Howell Creative Group
Dawn T. Hunt
DMD, Hunt Smile Design
Lynn E. Hornsby
Willard D. Hoskins III
Retired, Merrill Lynch
Jane Jordan Ishon
Director of Development, St. Andrews Episcopal School
Dr. Allen R. Jones, Jr., P.T.
CEO, Dominion Physical Therapy & Associates
Herbert V. Kelly, Jr.
Vice President and Director, Jones, Blechman, Woltz & Kelly, P.C.
John R. Lawson II
President and CEO, W.M. Jordan Company, Inc.
Jeffrey M. Luckman
President, Luckman Enterprises, LLC
Dr. John Q.A. Mattern II, D.O.
Virginia Oncology Associates
Jeffrey L. Mendelsohn
CEO, Virginia Health Services
Sharron Kitchen Miller
Judy T. Morris
Retired, Newport News
Nancy F. Morter
Mary B. Oder
Manager, Tax Department, PBMares, LLP
Donald N. Patten
Partner, Patten Wornom Hatten & Diamonstein, LLC
President and Chief Executive Officer, Huntington Ingalls Industries
Barbara J. Reynolds
Retired Senior Major Gift Officer, Indiana University School of Medicine
Conway H. Sheild III
Chairman, Jones, Blechman, Woltz & Kelly, P.C.
Brian K. Skinner
President, TowneBank Peninsula/Williamsburg
James B. Thomas, Jr.
Retired, Wolseley PLC
Joseph R. Witt
SEVP, Chief Business Development Officer, Old Point National Bank
Charles W. Wornom
President, Abbitt Realty Group, Inc.
Endowment Board of Advisors
Herbert V. Kelly, Jr.
Jeffrey L. Mendelsohn,
Charles R. Spencer, Jr.
Charles W. Wornom